Rwandan MISCA peacekeepers walks ouside Kasai military camp in Bangui after former Seleka rebels left the camp for another camp in the north of Bangui on January 28, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO)
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The United Nations said Sunday it is investigating a shooting rampage that left five Rwandan peacekeepers dead in the Central African Republic, in what Kigali said appeared to be a terrorist act.The U.N. mission here, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, issued a statement describing the shooting Saturday at the Rwandan contingent's base in the capital Bangui as an "unprecedented incident since the start of the (CAR) mission in 2014 ". "MINUSCA has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances and the motive" of the shooting, it said.In the rampage, one of the peacekeepers opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing four of them and injuring eight before he himself was killed.In Kigali, the Rwandan defense ministry pointed to terrorism as the possible motive for the rampage.
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